While Floss (and Daisy) were having a riding lesson, we also brought in our two youngest Shetland reprobates, Albie and Newt, who needed a good brush and clean up.
Elvis (our oldest hen) kept an eye on them for us. Brushing the Minions is not something we do very often. There is no need but it is good to get rid of the last of the foal coats and to tidy the lads up. A bit more than a lick and a promise – once a year.
Simone, our visitor, got to work on Newt’s matted foal mane and tail.
Afterwards, the two little boys looked very bouffant!
Of course being Shetland ponies, they couldn’t just stand quietly together.
Oh no, they had to annoy or play with each other at all times.
The boys scrubbed up well, much to their embarrassment.
Little Newt has changed hugely.
And then he had to have his feet trimmed. It took three people. Simone on the front end, Daisy pushing his back end so he had to balance on his feet and Bjørn trimming Newt’s teensy tiny unicorn hooves.
Newt was not impressed. Apparently he is 17hh. We didn’t know this. We may have to work on this special skill.